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Frugalicious and Fast Fiesta Ideas


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How about a Fiesta for Cinco de Mayo or for any evening? A fiesta is frugal and fun and appeals to all ages. Here’s the plan for a frugalicious and fast FIESTA! Fiesta Meal Ideas Make Your Own Nacho Bar Tortilla Chips Taco Meat Recipe – 1 lb. ground beef, 1 cup picante sauce, 1 can ranch style beans (do not drain)…brown beef, add picante sauce and beans. Simmer 10 minutes. Grated Mexi-Cheese Shredded Lettuce Chopped Tomato or Pico de Gallo Sour … [Read more...]



Craft a Delicious Holiday Menu: 4 Easy Christmas Side Dishes That Won’t Get Neglected

Sweet & Savory Stuffing

Holiday meals are about classic flavors, but they are also opportunities for you to get creative in the kitchen and prepare dishes that you have never served before. This year, don't shy away from trying out some new Christmas recipes alongside your old faves. Each of these Christmas side dishes includes flavors that will go with just about any main course, so pick at least one starch and one vegetable to serve with your meal. Roasted Vegetables Roasting vegetables is the perfect way to … [Read more...]


3 Low-Carb Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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  Thanksgiving may seem like it's all about carb-rich foods, from mashed potatoes and rich, creamy vegetable casseroles to fresh dinner rolls. The good news is you can still enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with your family without taking in a carb overload. While some side dishes may require a little creativity -- such as replacing potatoes with cauliflower -- they certainly won't lack flavor. 1. Stuffing with Vegetables and Sausage The stuffing is probably one of the most carb-rich side … [Read more...]


Sweet Potato Curry

Sweet Potato Curry

Getting home from work and trying to get dinner on the table can be a tough challenge. Now make it something healthy and the challenge is even tougher. With the help of this easy peasey Sweet Potato Curry recipe have dinner on the table in a jiffy.  I believe this would also make a great side dish to accompany a light dinner. Sweet Potato Curry Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato 1 large can of coconut milk 2 tbsp madras curry paste 1 large sliced onion (optional) Sweet Potato Curry … [Read more...]


How to Make Homemade Hushpuppies

Homemade hushpuppies

Hushpuppies are small golden nuggets of deep-fried cornbread that are traditionally served at fish fries and barbecues. Hushpuppies are said to have originated in the South during the Civil War era and are still quite popular throughout the southern United States. Seasonings may vary slightly in hushpuppy recipes, but hushpuppies are basically a seasoned cornmeal batter that is dropped by the spoonfull into hot oil to cook. Hushpuppies are very easy to prepare. By adhering to the … [Read more...]


Quick and Easy Homemade Hummus

Quick and Easy Homemade Hummus I love to cook, but I don’t always have time to prepare a gourmet meal when I get home from work before rushing off to something else. Sometimes I need something a little more practical than delicate, expensive hors d'oeuvres to bring to a party. That’s where hummus and fancy bean dip enter the picture. This isn’t your average refried beans chip dip. With a few basic ingredients and a blender/food processor, you can whip up a batch of delicious dip in … [Read more...]


Guest Recipe: Empire Biscuts

It all started innocently enough; we were contacted by one of the editors at She magazine in London. That surprised us a little. However, She Magazine were trying to source a supplier of empire biscuits for a photoshoot - and the biscuits were required in London as quickly as possible to meet the photographer's deadline. So, we duly despatched the empire bisuits and continued with our daily routine.Fast forward a couple of months and my sister, Mary, visited us. She lives in Germany now … [Read more...]


Refreshingly Cool Tomato Salad

Refreshingly Cool Tomato Salad

There is just something about a tomato salad that tops off any summer meal.  With fresh produce from the garden or the farmer's market it really adds pizzaz.  I enjoy a variety of fresh tomato salads a week.  The local hot springs pool actually sells tomatoes that they grow hydroponically and man are they amazing!  Also my husband works with the Amish often and they bring a couple by as well. The herbs in this tomato salad really make the combination of tomatoes and onion … [Read more...]


Sweet Potato Souffle from Linda Wilson

Sweet Potato SoufflePlanning our first HUGE Family Thanksgiving dinner. This year on Thanksgiving we hope to have 50 to 60 family members in attendance. We're actually going to cook and dine in my church's fellowship hall. So, while thinking ahead I'm wondering how much Sweet Potato Souffle I should make. This dish has always been a hit with my children and now my granddaughter likes it too! Give it a try . . . .Ingredients:10 large sweet potatoes2 sticks of butter3-4 large eggs, beaten1/4 … [Read more...]


Tomato & Fennel Salad

Tomato & Fennel SaladUse heirloom tomatoes in this simple salad. They're at their peak during the summer months and worth seeking out at your local grocery store or farmers' market. Which varieties you choose is up to you - any will work well here. Servings: 4 servings, about 1 cup eachPrep: 10 minsTotal: 10 minsIngredients1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil1 tablespoon champagne vinegar, or white-wine vinegar1/2 teaspoon saltFreshly ground pepper, to taste1 pound tomatoes, cut into … [Read more...]


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